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About Art Matters


To encourage New Jersey’s communities to create great spaces for its citizens by using the extraordinary benefits of the arts to strengthen economic and community development, education, and healthcare.

Art Matters is a tool for everyone, from legislators to nonprofit leaders, developers to school board members, healthcare providers to law enforcement professionals and all those in between.

Learn how the arts can transform communities, and find important data animated by stories of New Jersey communities enlivened by the arts. Then tell your story! Use data to show how your organization is contributing. Share the education stories with a local Board of Education. Show your mayor how other towns became success stories.

Co-sponsors of Art Matters NJ

Art Matters New Jersey is a co-sponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Additional support is provided by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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